Definition of supper
1a : the evening meal especially when dinner is taken at middayb : a social affair featuring a supper; especially : an evening social especially for raising funds a church supper
2 : the food served as a supper eat your supper
3 : a light meal served late in the evening
Examples of supper in a Sentence
I always enjoyed our Sunday night suppers.
It's almost time for supper.
We took a walk after supper.
I had too much wine at supper.
He didn't come home for supper.
Recent Examples of supper from the Web
That's a tiny segment of Wisconsin's economy but a serious blow to the outfitters, lodges, supper clubs and meat processors depending on hunting clientele.
To Boone's supporters at the $10 catfish supper and auction in Marion County, the distinction makes no sense.
At a supper party, a successful Latina health practitioner (Salma Hayek) trades barbs with a cocky billionaire (John Lithgow).
During the school year, McNamara said the district serves about 135,000 breakfasts, lunches, suppers and snacks each day.
WWL also broadcast live in the evenings from the Blue Room supper club in the Roosevelt, which was known as one of the swankier of the city's nighttime hot spots, in programs beamed across much of the country.
The crowd, some of the them from fairly distant points, milled around in Eaglet Theater patio alongside the big yellow tent, and some took supper scattered at canopied tables.
Over the phone on Friday, Grether-Sweeney said that her department serves about 19,000 lunches a day, as well as 3,000 to 5,000 suppers and 10,000 to 11,000 breakfasts.
Wine, beverages, and a light supper will be provided, but reservations are required.
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SUPPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supper for English Language Learners
: the evening meal
: a social event especially for raising money that takes place in the evening and includes a meal
: a light meal or snack that is eaten late in the evening
SUPPER Defined for Kids
Definition of supper for Students
1 : the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday
2 : refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering
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